GET OUT THE VOTE: There are few things one can imagine Mario Batali, Edie Falco, Debbie Harry, Sen. Chuck Hagel, Wes Craven, Al Sharpton and CNN talking head and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos all getting behind, but this weekend they’ll have both The New Yorker Festival and voter registration over which to bond. The star power is being corralled to register voters at festival headquarters at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Also pitching in are the magazine’s own staff writers, including Michael Specter and Ariel Levy, and, most likely, editor David Remnick. If only New York were a swing state.
— Irin Carmon